At Precision Dentistry, we offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures to enhance your smiles, such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and more. Many of our patients choose to complement their new smile with facial aesthetics. Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers can add volume to the lips or reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance. No matter what your cosmetic goals, Dr. Gol can design a personalized plan to help you achieve the look you desire.
BOTOX has been used in the medical field for many years to relax muscles associated with different conditions, such as spasm, stiffness, and migraines, among many others. Approved for cosmetic use by the Federal Drug Administration in 2002, BOTOX is now a mainstay in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Gol uses BOTOX to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and along the forehead. The substance is injected directly into the muscles that cause wrinkles, temporarily relaxing them. The entire process takes less than one hour in our office. Once completed, patients can enjoy the effects of their treatment for up to four months.
While BOTOX relaxes facial muscles, injectable dermal fillers increase tissue volume. There are several different types of dermal fillers. The treatment chosen for you will depend on your unique aesthetic goals.
Made from hyaluronic acid (which occurs naturally in the body), Juvéderm attracts and binds water, acting as a natural moisturizer that lubricates and supports the skin. This product is routinely used to smooth lines and wrinkles or add volume to the lips for a plumper appearance. Because Juvéderm is derived from non-animal, biosynthesized hyaluronic acid, patients do not run the risk of an allergic reaction.
Derived from calcium hydroxylapatite, Radiesse uses microspheres to fill lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, including marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and smile lines. Like Juvéderm, Radiesse is obtained from a substance that is found in the body. Therefore, there is no need for pre-treatment allergy testing. Radiesse results may last up to two years, although touch-up treatments may be required in the meantime.
Like Juvéderm, Belotero is made with hyaluronic acid. However, this product has a thick, gel-like consistency, which makes it ideal for reducing the appearance of lines around the mouth. Results are noticeable immediately and typically last about six months.
Are There Risks or Side Effects?
BOTOX and dermal fillers are safe and effective when used properly. In fact, severe complications from these treatments are extremely rare. Patients who undergo this type of procedure can expect certain side effects, which typically diminish within the first day or two. These may include:
- Slight discomfort
When seeking cosmetic treatment, it is important to choose an experienced doctor with knowledge and skill in these procedures. Dr. Gol is highly trained in facial aesthetics, providing treatments that can enhance the lips, nose, eyes, jawline, and more. Many of our patients combine facial aesthetic treatments with cosmetic dentistry procedures for a truly comprehensive result. Speak to a team member explore your options.
Contact Your Columbia, MD Cosmetic Dentist
If you would like to learn more about the facial aesthetic treatments offered at Precision Dentistry, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gol. Make an appointment online or call our office at (410) 884-0262.